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Sasha Grey:

I Will NOT Quit

Reading to Schoolchildren

11/11/2011 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sasha Grey
Porn legend Sasha Grey says she will NOT back out of a national elementary school reading program -- despite pressure from parents -- claiming she will "not live in fear" of her XXX past.

TMZ broke the story ... Grey -- who once won a Best Oral Sex award for her role in "Throat: A Cautionary Tale" -- participated in the "Read Across America" program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA last week.

Afterward, the school received complaints for letting Grey around the kids. For the record, Grey has been out of the adult business for 2 years.

Now, Sasha has released a statement ... saying, "I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent."

She adds, "I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am."

"I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives."

SASHA'S STATEMENT:

"I am proud to have participated in the "Read Across America" program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA. I read “Dog Breath” by Dav Pilkey to the sweetest 1st and 3rd grade children.

 "Read Across America" is a program that was designed to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading in elementary school students. Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental.

 I believe education is a universal right. I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent.

 I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am.

I will not live in fear of it. To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational.

I cannot thank my fans and 'Read Across America' enough for supporting my decision. Your support and kind words continue to inspire me. I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives."


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Jeff Shain    

I wrote a blog about this: http://youresoshain.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/pornography-and-children-a-response-to-aurora-snow-and-sasha-grey/

972 days ago
527.

Jennifer    

Sasha, you're good at everything you've chosen to do and I admire you. I'm sorry people are so ignorant.

967 days ago
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carminelotusflower    

you know i think that what she is doin is a beautiful thing it dos not matter what her past is she is trying to change the lives of young children and i think thats a paragraph we can all bear to read

961 days ago
529.

carminelotusflower    

look what she is doing is a beautiful thing shes trying to give those young kids a chance to bring in knowledge to better there paths to the future and i think that is a paragraph we can all bear to read

961 days ago
530.

btphl    

Anyone else reading into the fact that the book was called "Dog Breath"?
hmmmmm

959 days ago
531.

jinsei    

I'm open minded but when it comes to porn actors teaching children, NO.

933 days ago
532.

jinsei    

Kids would be like, let's search her name on the internet and see who she is,, next thing you know, the kids are watching her porn, I don't want that to happen ?
For the love of whatever can't you find someone else other than a porn actress.
And what would she be teaching them, that blowing 1000 dudes is cool ?
If I was one of the parents I would not allow such a person to teach my children, I'd say, don't come close to children you ****ing whore, go suck on 1000 ****s and leave us alone.

933 days ago
533.

BunnyOlesen    

GOOD FOR HER and the whiny complaining parents can SHOVE IT.
MAYBE if schools cared more about teaching people how to read and write - she wouldn't have become a porn star!

What? Are they afraid the 'porn' is gonna rub off on the kids? Are they WORRIED some kid will ask "who are you" and she'll say "OH I EFF people in movies for MONEY!"

HOW STUPID ARE THE PARENTS!! I guarantee these are the SAME douchebag liberals who every day scream for racial tolerance and gay marriage, but, hey when it comes to porn lady NO CAN DO!!

GAG I hate hypocrites. I mean what are they saying?? That NOW she was in a porn movie she can't be around CHILDREN? What do the two have to do with each other? She's not a child molester !!

If these people cared so much about their children, ask them this - WHO if anyone who works at your child's school HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD? YOU don't know. YOU never bothered to check, and there's a good chance your school didn't really either.

A GOOD background check would include the principal calling the old school in a different town, because where I'm from NUMEROUS occasions have occurred, whereupon the 'coach' or 'teacher man' or even the janitor or life guard/assistant life guard had prior RAPE or assault convictions. One of those men ended up murdering his wife, and an assistant coach (HIV POSITIVE) raped a teenage girl at knifepoint. Upon HIS arrest he bragged to the cops how many under age girls he had unprotected sex with; OH YES he didn't care he wanted them to know he had been having sex with 14 year old little girls who thought they were grown and probably gave them AIDS !!!
BUT NO, they're worried about this LADY, READING to some kids. FULLY SUPERVISED.

IGNORANT IGNORANT IGNORANT !

767 days ago
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